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. the president is cutting his vacation short to face the fiscal cliff. is he leaving hawaii for washington tonight. if lawmakers don't come up with a deal before the deadline your tax refund could be delayed by months. we are live in the washington bureau to explain more. >> reporter: brian the irs said without a deal as many as 100 million taxpayers may be forced to wait until march to file their tax returns. congress has to vote on the wealth tax and it needs to be adjusted for inflation. both partisay they would agree to it but it's all tied up in the fiscal cliff mess. tax filing season starts next week but the irs would put a hold on that for some. officials would wait for a deal in the new year instead of doing serious reprogramming to their tax system. filing would then be pushed back to march for millions. with refunds coming much later than usual. especially for those who plan on paying off credit card bills that often pile up after the holidays. now all of this could be avoided a deal before the deadline monday night but some long time lawmakers fear it won't happen, more on that
couples to get married in the state of washington. >> congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> that couple has been together for 35 years and received a marriage license in seattle overnight. they and others lined up shortly after the governor signed the voter approved law yesterday. >> washington state just legalized recreational marijuana. some pot smokers lit up just after midnight when the new law took affect and technically smoking in public marijuana is not legal and the feds are reminding people using marijuana is still a crime under federal law. >>> we are following breaking news of a police chase and crash in san francisco. claudine wong is live near the foot of the bay bridge to show us the damage, claudine? >> reporter: we are on essex and folsom and police say they did not chase the suspect but he did fail to yield and you can see the car hooked up to the tow truck. this is the essex street on ramp and folsom street shut down so if you take a look to where the orange cones are post -- orange cones are posted. until just a few minutes ago, water was shotting thro
. >> thank you. >>> show down in washington today over the price tag of high-speed rail, the republicans push to stop the project. >> john mcafee is pleading for help. the unusual turn of events today in the case of the tech founder wanted for questions in his neighbor's death. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. >>> california's high-speed rail is underthe microscope on capitol hill. they defended the plan while others said our state should pull the plug. >>
. investors continue to watch washington and talks on the so called fiscal cliff. november job numbers are also due out tomorrow. jobless claims fell sharply last week. the labor department said applications fell to 370,000. claims had temporarily spiked last month after superstorm sandy. analysts say the effects of the storm are still being seen in the four week average which stands at 408,000. >>> there is new information tonight about an albany middle school teacher who killed himself after being accused of sex allegations. 28-year-old james isam saki killed himself in september after police arrested him and searched his home. since then there has been debate about the extent of the crimes. according to court documents unsealed today, he exchanged thousands of flirtatious messages with an under aged student along with open mouth kissing and fondling on campus. police say there were several victims. >>> police in mountain view have just released photos of an i.d. theft woman. the woman is impersonating a customer in downtown maintain view. the woman made unauthorized withdraws totali
:13. yet again the country is waking up to news that lawmakers in washington, d.c. still don't have a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. kyla campbell reports we are just hours away from automatic tax increases and government spending cuts. >> reporter: frustration is hitting a speak this morning after talking stalled last night. the house and senate will get back to work over the next few hours. senators have been trying to come up with a deal but with no luck. new mitch mcconnell is negotiating with vice president joe biden. if political leaders can not come up with a plan by midnight tonight tax rates for all americans will increase. >> if there is an ultimate compromise, there will be parts of it i find disgusting and rep hencable which i may have to swallow in the name of finding a compromise. >> reporter: how will this effect you come tomorrow morning? if there is not a deal reach there won't be a drastic change in your next paychecks. if this plays out long-term the average american middle class family stands to lose out on $2,000 to $3,000 over the next year due to the increased taxes
from the hospital where lane is recovering. >>> recreational use of marijuana is illegal in washington state. this is after the new law took effect at midnight. technically, it's not legal to smoke pot in public. >> you also want grow or sell marijuana -- you also cannot grow or sell marijuana. >> congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> that couple there, they've been together for 5 years. now it is legal for same-sex couples to get married in washington. they were in dozens more -- they and dozens more lined up outside of the administration. >>> it is 7:33. repair work is expected to begin today on highway 1 alook the sonoma coast where rainy weather caused a slide forcing a close between meyers grade and timber. a detour is in place on valley ford food between petaluma and bodega bay. >> i'm not gonna take a chance torren the car. it happens every year. everybody out here is used to to it -- used to it. >> drivers should allow for extra time because of the detour. >>> residents in la honda, you have to cut back on your water use for the next couple of days. the department of public
the hit-and-run accident that slightly injured a police officer in the 600 block of washington street. a vehicle hit him and sped off. the officer suffered minor injuries and did not need to go toles hospital. no arrests -- to the hospital. no arrests have been made in the case. >>> it's crab season. but local fishermen's boats are not budging from the docks. it's all because of a price war over crab. tara moriarty joins us live from the newsroom to explain what is making the strike worse. good afternoon, tara. >> reporter: good afternoon. more than 100 local crab fisher boats have not left the harbor but some oregon fishermen is hate hitting the -- are feeling the pinch. one boat offloading was from oregon. before thanksgiving, fishermen were earning $3 a pound and demand took a dip and the prices plunged. and that's caused a shortage of the crab in the bay area. the dispute started on sunday when crab boat skippers heard that they were planning to cut the prices to $1.80 for fresh crab. >> we started at 3 bucks. we fished for a couple of weeks before the wind came up and now the win
joins us via skype from washington, d.c. you said there's two words we are not likely to hear and we haven't heard in any of this fiscal cliff debate. >> reporter: yeah, balanced budget. in all of the talks we've heard about the fiscal cliff, we've heard about balance and new tax revenue. but we don't hear balanced a budget. i think -- balanced budget. i think this speaks to how bad the situation is in the federal government when both parties don'tage knowledge that. as for -- don't acknowledge that. as for what's going on, just downstairs from me, speaker boehner started throwing cold water on any report that the talks were moving ahead. yes, there have been an exchange of offers. he said the last couple of days, but he said his phone call last night was a frank discussion about just how far apart they are. with 19 days left until the deadline or nine days until the end of the world, if you are look at the mine cardinal, nobody knows which way -- calendar, nobody knows which way we are headed. >> isn't this part of the we're so far apart publicly. but suddenly, they will announce mi
-b option. we're live in washington, d.c. to find out what exactly is this plan-b. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner took to the podium just a couple of minutes ago. he said this is a modified plan- b. we're gonna listen in right now. >> sure. that few american taxpayers are affected by the increase as possible, moving down that path is the right course of action for us. >> good morning. first, i would like to say that i think all of our hearts and prayers are with the families in newtown, connecticut. as a father, i cannot even imagine the utter horror that those families are going through right now, grieving the loss of their children -- >> we know we'll be hearing from john boehner in just minutes on the fiscal cliff negotiations. the latest we know is that he's looking at $1 trillion in revenue and $1 trillion in cuts. he and president obama are still very far apart on what should pay more in income tax rates. president obama is saying anyone who makes over $400,000. boehner's latest offer, those who make over $1 million a year. we'll have more on that when i see you next. m
bureaucracy in washington d.c. >> reporter: in one case they used the cash reimbursement for a hotel stay in las vegas. one used the cash inside a casino. only $20,000 in incorrect travel by workers. but they don't have the safeguard in place to prevent future scheming. >> reporter: they are changing their policies to prevent workers from snapping money. there have been 213,000 tickets just for postal office workers in the past 18 months. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the school day and the school year are about to get longer for some students. 10 school districts in 5 states plan to add 300 hours starting next fall. it is an effort to help under performing students. california is not involved in the experiment. it is colorado, connecticut a massachusetts, new york and tennessee. >>> san francisco school kids are on the verge of getting healthier lunches. the san francisco school district says revolution foods submitted the low bid to supply the meals. they are set to vote on the deal december 11. revolution foods claims all of its meals are cooked precdaily. -- fresh daily. revolution foods i
the rain. >> the whole question of what's going to happen in washington with these negotiations about taxes and entitlements is a big question mark. if some resolution is reached on that, i think sales of cars and strucks should remain strong. >>> voting has begun at the world's largest social networking site. facebook users have seven days to decide. unless users cast ballots they will lose their right to weigh in on issues, including privacy issues. >>> pope benedict has 1.2 million followers. hoping to reach a broader audience. the 85-year-old pontiff has started a twitter account. the vatican says the pope will start tweeting on december 12. the pope himself is not expected write his own tweets, rather he will approve those written for him. >>> the royal announcement that had kate middleton briefly hospitalized. >> back here in just ten minutes, a little shower activity showing up in the north. more showers into wednesday. >> plus, mitt romney's new job, less than a month after losing the presidency. well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all the
, and watergate. he died of respiratory complications at a hospital in washington. >>> californians need to know about some new laws going into effect january 1. one of them allows drivers to use hands free driving to talk and text while driving. if a driver arrested for driving under the influence, that driver no longer has the option of taking a urine test. previously, they could opt for a blood, or urine test. >>> scientists at jpl in pasadena applauded, as twin probes crashed into the surface of the moon. the scientists want them smashing into other moon landing sites, so they picked a crash location near the moon's north pole. >>> they're just 12 and 13 years old. the rifle, they're accused of stealing in one bay area neighborhood today, and what police say they plan to do with it. >>> back here in just about ten minutes. i'm going to look at the rainfall total, and then go looking for more rain, because it's headed your way. back with the five-day forecast, and there's rain in it. >>> plus, she was tied, and abandoned. the search for clues about an injured spaniel. ♪ i'd like to thank ea
. >> reporter: a new grass roots it group sent a delegation to washington tuesday to meet with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence and families of victims of the 1999 shooting at columbine high school. >> these people here before you because they refuse to be statistics. they don't want it to happen to the rest of you. >> reporter: more details have emerged. connecticut's medical examiner says nancy lanza was shot in the head four times while she slept. adam lanza is believed to have shot himself in the head. in newtown, connecticut. >> new information now from the nra, the national rifle association broke its silence with a statement about the killings. the group said that nra members were quote, shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders. the nra has said it's offering meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again. >> bay area state senator introduced a bill that would close major loopholes in california's assault weapons ban. the bill is similar to one last year that prohibits semiautomatic weapons. it will require yearl
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